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July 3 Overview [+-]

We’ll have a cookout from 3:30 – 10:00PM in Curtis Reed Square in Menasha featuring live music performers. At dusk there will be a Pajama Jam in Shattuck Park in Neenah. Come down and secure your spot for the Parade of Lights, then join us to dance the night away.

Parade of Lights Route & Schedule [+-]

  • 9:15pm – Parade starts at Riverside Park in Neenah going west on Wisconsin Avenue
  • 9:25pm – Parade turns north on Commercial Street
  • 9:40pm – Parade reaches the intersection of Nicolet Boulevard & Commercial Street
  • 9:50pm – Parade arrives in downtown Menasha

Click here for information on entering a float.

July 4 Overview [+-]

There will be events all day long at Riverside Park in Neenah and Jefferson Park in Menasha culminating with the Neenah & Menasha Fireworks.

Free Park-to-Park Bus Schedule [+-]

  • Riverside Park to Jefferson Park: Noon, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm
  • Jefferson Park to Riverside Park: 12:30, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm

Neenah & Menasha Fireworks [+-]

The fireworks start at 9:30pm, and are presented by Festival Foods. Tarps may be placed at Riverside Park in preparation for the fireworks beginning on July 3rd at 5:00pm. Please do not place tarps over picnic tables or park benches and leave the boardwalk and sidewalks clear for pedestrians. We ask that you please respect this rule as any tarps placed before 5:00pm may be removed.

Event Location Time
Brats, Burgers, Hot Dogs - Carry Out Available Curtis Reed Square 3:30 - 10:00PM
Ruckus Curtis Reed Square 4:30 - 6:30PM
Bad Habitz - Youth Rock Band Curtis Reed Square 7:00 - 10:00PM
Pajama Jam - Bring the whole family down and Move to the Groove with Rhex Arboleda and the Y in your pajamas! Shattuck Park 7:45 - 8:45pm
Parade of Lights - Starts at Riverside Park going west on Wisconsin Ave, turns north on Commercial St. to Downtown Menasha Riverside Park, Neenah - Downtown Menasha 9:15 - 9:50pm
YMCA Liberty Run - Registration begins at 8:00am, race starts at 8:45am Outside Park Pavilion - Riverside Park 8:00 - 8:45am
Pancake Breakfast Inside Park Pavilion - Riverside Park 8:30am - 12:30pm
Neenah Menasha Fire Inflatable/Obstacle Course Riverside Park 9:00am - 11:00am
FCM Rotary Club Little Red, White & Blue Parade Riverside Park - Starts at 'Playing in the Rain' Fountain 9:45 - 10:30am
FMX Motorcycle Show Riverside Park 10:30am - 10:50am
Karate America Demonstration Harbor Stage - Riverside Park 11:00am - Noon
Neenah Historical Society Walking Tours - Tours will run at 11:00am, noon, 1:00pm & 2:00pm Neenah Historical Society Booth - Riverside Park 11:00am - 2:00pm
Valley Academy for the Arts Main Stage - Riverside Park 11:00 - 11:30am
Petting Zoo Across the road from Plexus Rocket 11:00am - 2:00pm
Studio Y Dance Main Stage - Riverside Park 11:30am - Noon
CommunityFest Pet Show Harbor Stage - Riverside Park Noon - 1:00pm
Randy Peterson Main Stage 12:00 - 12:45PM
Free Park to Park Bus - Bus departs from Riverside Park at the top of the hour and from Jefferson Park at half past the hour Riverside Park <+> Jefferson Park Noon - 6:30pm
Tree Climbing Adventures East side of park 12:00 - 2:00PM
Fox Valley Swing Band Main Stage 12:15 - 1:15PM
The Juggler with the Yellow Shoes West side of Jefferson Park 12:30 - 1:00pm
Neenah Idol Winner Performance Main Stage - Riverside Park 12:50 - 12:55pm
Wisconsin Singers Main Stage - Riverside Park 1:00 - 2:00pm
Live, Local Neenah Harbor Stage 2:00 - 5:00PM
Live, Local Neenah Harbor Stage 2:00 - 5:00PM
Webfooters Water Ski Show Menasha Channel - Jefferson Park 1:30 - 2:30pm
Classic Friends Main Stage 2:00 - 5:30PM
FMX Motorcycle Show Riverside Park - East Lawn 2:15pm - 2:35pm
Move to the Groove Kids Hip Hop & Pop Singsation Main Stage - Riverside Park 2:45 - 3:30pm
Miron/YMCA Human Foosball, ages 6 - 12 East Side of Jefferson Park 2:30 - 4:00pm
Petting Zoo Next to West Diamond - Jefferson Park 4:00 - 7:00pm
Derrick Ziegenbien Polka Band Small Pavilion - Jefferson Park 3:00 - 5:00pm
Pat Pederson Band Main Stage - Riverside Park 4:00 - 5:00pm
Miron/YMCA Human Foosball Game, ages 13 - Adult East Side of Park 4:00 - 7:30pm
Tree Climbing Adventures East side of park 2:30 - 4:30PM
Wihm Bubble Studio - Face Painting Near Pavilion 3:00 - 7:00pm
Miron/YMCA Volleyball East Side of Jefferson Park 4:00 - 7:30pm
FMX Motorcycle Show Riverside Park - East Lawn 5:00 - 5:20PM
The Juggler with the Yellow Shoes West Side of Jefferson Park 4:45 - 5:15pm
Webfooters Water Ski Show Harbor - Riverside Park 5:30 - 6:30pm
Doc Ron Weird Science Comedy Show East Side of Pavilion - Jefferson Park 5:30 - 6:00pm
A Tribute to Elvis Show Main Stage - Jefferson Park 5:45 - 6:45pm
Charlie Christenson Main Stage - Riverside Park 5:45 - 6:45PM
Shocker Main Stage - Jefferson Park 7:00 - 10:45pm
Rondini Magic Family Fun Show East Side of Pavilion - Jefferson Park 7:30 - 8:00pm
Neenah Community Band Main Stage - Riverside Park 7:30 - 8:30pm
Venetian Boat Parade Harbor - Riverside Park 8:30 - 9:15pm
Games, Food, Rides, Novelty Items Riverside Park All Day
Inflatables, Food, Beverages, Vendors Jefferson Park All Day
Festival Foods Fireworks! 9:30pm

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